Application Deadline: May 19th 2019
The Transparency International School on Integrity is open to senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35.
The Transparency School welcome individuals from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors, from all academic backgrounds. Transparency School does not discriminate its applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other basis.
The School curriculum is presented through a variety of learning modules such as lectures, seminars, training, discussions, field trips, film screenings and social events. The program follows a conscious schedule which, as the week goes by, gradually moves away from introductory topics and toward seminars and training aimed to address particular subjects and lets participants acquire new skills. In short, the aim of the programme is to leave you inspired and empowered by creating opportunities to learn in small groups as well as through mentoring hours.
The School features three teaching modules that cover the public sector, the private sector and civic empowerment tools. Each module deals both with theory and practice and includes:
- Public sector – grand and small corruption, measuring corruption, state capture, political party financing, public procurement, etc.;
- Private sector – international anti-corruption mechanisms, corporate reporting standards and corruption in different industry sectors, such as the media or sports, etc.;
- The civic empowerment module addresses the role of citizens in monitoring the activities of the state and explores ways in which people can become involved in the public decision-making process, in reporting corruption and in anti-corruption activities.
Transparency School is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. Upon completion of the course, the students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.
A limited number of scholarships is available for applicants from certain countries. Full scholarships cover international travel, tuition and accommodation expenses. Students seeking to receive full scholarships are encouraged to apply as soon as the application process opens. In certain cases, students may also be offered partial tuition fee waivers (partial scholarships) to cover a part of their course expenses.
Please find the list of countries from which applicants are eligible for full scholarships: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine.
Also, university students of Nordplus Law Network partner universities (from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway and Sweden) are entitled to receive Nordplus mobility grant. List of universities can be found here.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, make sure to fill out the appropriate section in the online application form, stating your reasons for applying.
Fees & Accommodation
The course fee covers tuition fee, course material, accommodation, meals and extra-curricular activities.
The fee for Transparency School 2019 is 750 EUR.
The lectures are held at the Mykolas Romeris University student campus.
Usually all the participants are accommodated at the university hostel facilities and are asked to share a room with another participant of the same gender. However, do not hesitate to let us know if you have particular needs or certain preferences. TI School team will do their best to meet your needs and make sure nothing spoils your stay in Vilnius.
Deadline for applications
- With scholarship
The deadline for scholarship applications is 1 May 2019.
Candidates applying for a scholarship will be notified about the results of the selection procedure by 21 May 2019 at the latest.
- With partial scholarship / without scholarship
The deadline for partial scholarship and non-scholarship applications is 19 May 2019.
Candidates will be notified about the results of the selection procedure within three weeks of their application, by 12 June 2019 at the latest.
The application process
Applying is really simple – just fill out and submit our online application form (please find it below).
Please note that you will be asked to upload a short motivational letter along with your Europass CV. We strongly advise that you prepare these in advance and have them ready before you start filling out your application form.
The following documents are required in order to complete your application:
1. Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV);
2. Motivation letter (max 500 words);
3. Completed online form.
Upon receipt of your notification, you will be asked to transfer the requisite fee of 750 EUR (in case you are not eligible for a scholarship) to the designated bank account. We will confirm your admission upon receiving the course fee.
If you have any application-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]